Adjusting an outdated floor plan
The Milton Colonial Project was about adjusting an outdated floor plan for a traditional Garrison Style Colonial House.
The layouts of most old homes don't accommodate the needs of modern family living, and this house in Milton MA was no exception. The classic New England Colonial floor plan - also called a hall-and-parlor plan- has two identical rooms for the hall and parlor in the front of the house and a keeping room/kitchen tucked in the back. This Garrison Colonial had a kitchen and dining room that were separate spaces with limited functionality.
The homeowners wanted to reorganize the traditional floor plan while making discrete alterations that would accommodate their daily functions and yet keep the authenticity of the house intact. Making alterations to the existing kitchen partitions opened up the space providing visual and physical connection throughout the home. The materials and fixtures are the ultimate mix of a simple palette packed with a ton of timeless style.
The Three Season Porch is a dream oasis for the homeowners. They love Fall in New England and plan to spend many evenings with friends and family gathered in this cozy yet functional space.
Per the dimensional requirements of the Milton By-Laws we needed to request relief to construct both a front Portico and a Three Season Porch that could not otherwise be constructed due to dimensional constraints that limited the functionality and usability of the intended space. We were granted unanimous approval by the Zoning Board.
Enlarged Kitchen for contemporary living
Three Season Porch Addition
"We met Keri as we were planning a kitchen renovation, screened-in porch addition and front porch portico addition which would require a variance from the local zoning board. Keri came over to chat, get a sense of our space, our interior design style, and review our scope of needs versus wants (something very important). We could tell immediately that Keri was able to envision what we were looking for as the end result. Keri completely re-designed (what I thought was already a great design because I did it!) our kitchen space in a creative, timeless, far more efficient design than I could ever think of.
Keri displayed her strong technical expertise and design sensitivity when drawing our three season porch and portico. Everything was brought to life in not only perfect scale but also considerate of the home's age and it's placement into the neighborhood landscape. Keri is very detail oriented but has a unique way of translating those details into a cohesive design that you can understand and relate to. Keri was always available for us. She was prompt, prepared, and eased our fears throughout the entire process. That's the kind of experience you want when going thru a design and construction project.
Thanks to Keri for translating our dreams into reality!" - John B